English footballers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22968/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Soccer-Ameobi stays upbeat amid Newcastle slump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Long-serving Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has seen plenty of upheaval at the north-east England club and despite their precarious position in the Premier League the forward is hopeful this season will end with smiling faces.</p> <p>Newcastle surprised even themselves by finishing fifth last term to secure a Europa League berth but after making few new signings and suffering injuries to key players they sit 15th, two points above relegation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Pardew Ameobi Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Hatem Ben Arfa Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Technology Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:53:19 +0000 5730963 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-New Chelsea signing Ba could play on Saturday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday <p>(Adds Benitez quotes and team news)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Demba Ba could play for his new club Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie at Southampton after completing his transfer to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee on a 3-1/2-year contract.</p> <p>Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday the former Newcastle striker, who is the joint third highest Premier League goal scorer this season, was eligible for the match and could play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Chelsea Contact Details Demba Ba English footballers Football in England Football in Spain Person Career Petr Čech Quotation Rafael Benítez Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:21:02 +0000 5731131 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mansfield boss given honeymoon incentive to beat Liverpool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-mansfield-boss-given-honeymoon-incentive-beat-liverpool <p>Jan 4 (Reuters) - Minor league Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox is set to receive a special wedding present if his team can become giant-killers and beat Liverpool in the FA Cup.</p> <p>Cox wed partner Natasha Bertin on Friday, two days before his side host the Premier League club in the third round of the cup competition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-mansfield-boss-given-honeymoon-incentive-beat-liverpool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Mansfield Town F.C. Paul Cox Person Career XML Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:33:57 +0000 5731132 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-City fan who confronted Ferdinand banned for three years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-city-fan-who-confronted-ferdinand-banned-three-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A Manchester City fan who ran on to the pitch to confront Rio Ferdinand during a heated derby with Manchester United was banned from football matches for three years by a magistrates court on Friday.</p> <p>Matthew Stott, 21, also received a suspended 56-day prison sentence, 120 hours community service and an 8pm to 6am curfew for the next three months, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">Britain</a>'s Press Association reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-city-fan-who-confronted-ferdinand-banned-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA English footballers English people Etihad Stadium Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Person Attributes Person Career Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand The Story of Ferdinand XML Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:22 +0000 5731158 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Brighton end Newcastle's FA Cup hopes again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-brighton-end-newcastles-fa-cup-hopes-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds quotes/details)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Premier League Newcastle United's FA Cup hopes floundered on <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">England</a>'s south coast for the second year in a row as Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion kicked off third round action with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.</p> <p>Andrea Orlandi gave Gus Poyet's side a halftime lead and Will Hoskins added a second for the Seagulls three minutes from time as Brighton followed up their 1-0 victory over Newcastle in last season's fourth round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-brighton-end-newcastles-fa-cup-hopes-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011–12 Newcastle United F.C. season Alan Pardew Association football Brighton Albion Casper Ankergren English footballers Fabricio Coloccini Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Will Hoskins Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:35 +0000 5731229 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Everton cruise past Cheltenham in FA Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-everton-cruise-past-cheltenham-fa-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Everton enjoyed trouble-free progress to the FA Cup fourth round with a 5-1 victory at fourth tier Cheltenham Town on Monday.</p> <p>The Premier League club offered their lower league opponents due respect, sending out a strong starting side at homely Whaddon Road and were always in charge once Nikica Jelavic slid in to convert Marouane Fellaini's cross after 12 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-everton-cruise-past-cheltenham-fa-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010–11 Everton F.C. season Association football Cheltenham Town F.C. English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Leighton Baines Marouane Fellaini Nikica Jelavić Séamus Coleman Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:28 +0000 5731433 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Lazio and Tottenham charged over Europa League match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lazio-and-tottenham-charged-over-europa-league-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur will face a disciplinary hearing over behaviour by their fans during their Europa League match in Rome in November, UEFA said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>UEFA said the Italian hosts had been charged over racist chanting by their fans, missile-throwing and also because their team arrived late at the Stadio Olimpico. The Group J match ended 0-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lazio-and-tottenham-charged-over-europa-league-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Labor Lazio Person Email Address S.S. Lazio Tavistock Group Technology Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:04 +0000 5731565 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sordell becomes latest player to fall foul of Twitter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - News that Bolton Wanderers forward Marvin Sordell is being helped by his club for a possible "obsession" with social networking site Twitter may not come as a surprise to those who believe soccer players have too much time on their hands.</p> <p>Snooker halls, pubs, golf courses and betting shops used to the be the favourite domain of off-duty players but nowadays it seems cyberspace is where many spend their free time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Religion Social Issues Twitter Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:03 +0000 5731731 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Struggling Saints boosted by player's pledge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-struggling-saints-boosted-players-pledge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Struggling Southampton received a shot in the arm on Thursday when their sought-after defender Luke Shaw pledged his long-term future to the club.</p> <p>The 17-year-old had been linked with fellow Premiership clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks, and fans of the south coast club were braced for another nurtured starlet to go the way of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain into the arms of a big-money club.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-struggling-saints-boosted-players-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:30:30 +0000 5732509 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Torres could be on way out, says former Chelsea striker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-torres-could-be-way-out-says-former-chelsea-striker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Chelsea fans turned on Fernando Torres for the first time during the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg defeat by Swansea City and the vultures are starting to circle above the misfiring Spain striker's head.</p> <p>Torres has had his share of trials and tribulations since joining the Londoners from Liverpool for a British record fee of 50 million pounds ($80.53 million) in January 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-torres-could-be-way-out-says-former-chelsea-striker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football English footballers Football in the United Kingdom Tony Cascarino Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:28 +0000 5732906 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sturridge made right choice in Liverpool, says Henderson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-sturridge-made-right-choice-liverpool-says-henderson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - New Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge made the right choice in joining the Anfield side from Premier League rivals Chelsea for an undisclosed fee last week, according to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.</p> <p>Sturridge, who struggled to hold down a regular first-team place after joining Chelsea from Manchester City in 2009, scored after seven minutes on his debut in the FA Cup victory over minor league Mansfield Town on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-sturridge-made-right-choice-liverpool-says-henderson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Jordan Henderson Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:15:22 +0000 5733182 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-Chelsea stroll at Stoke after Walters nightmare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-3-soccer-chelsea-stroll-at-stoke-after-walters-nightmare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Forward's two own goals help Chelsea win 4-0</p> <p>* Villa lose to Southampton, sink into bottom three</p> <p>* Reading stage stunning comeback to beat West Brom</p> <p>* QPR hold Tottenham in Redknapp reunion (Adds Benitez quotes)</p> <p>By Justin Palmer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-3-soccer-chelsea-stroll-at-stoke-after-walters-nightmare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:30:32 +0000 5733609 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Wilshere late show gives Arsenal FA Cup win over Swansea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-wilshere-late-show-gives-arsenal-fa-cup-win-over-swansea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Arsenal wasted a hatful of good chances before sealing a 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Swansea City thanks to a late Jack Wilshere goal on Wednesday.</p> <p>Wilshere fired into Michel Vorm's net with a fine left-foot strike from outside the area after 86 minutes following relentless Arsenal pressure in the second half.</p> <p>The London club's strike duo of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud both had shots blocked on the line as the home team mounted attack after attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-wilshere-late-show-gives-arsenal-fa-cup-win-over-swansea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:45:27 +0000 5735311 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Southampton fight back to draw with Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-southampton-fight-back-draw-chelsea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Southampton fought back superbly to salvage a 2-2 draw with Chelsea who looked in control of their Premier League game after leading 2-0 at halftime on Wednesday.</p> <p>Goals by Demba Ba and Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead but substitute Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon struck in the second half to stun the European champions at Stamford Bridge.</p> <p>Chelsea stayed third in the standings, six points behind second-placed Manchester City and 13 adrift of leaders Manchester United but used up their game in hand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-southampton-fight-back-draw-chelsea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:15:37 +0000 5735325 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Chelsea stunned by Southampton fightback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-soccer-chelsea-stunned-southampton-fightback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Chelsea's fading Premier League title hopes suffered another unexpected blow when Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the European champions on Wednesday.</p> <p>Goals by Demba Ba and Eden Hazard put Chelsea in complete control of the game at Stamford Bridge but substitute Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon struck in the second half to stun the hosts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-soccer-chelsea-stunned-southampton-fightback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:00:22 +0000 5735346 at http://www.globalpost.com